Thursday, January 12, 2012

Floyd Movie Not Coming To A Cinema Soon

Keith Floyd’s former manager says he has no knowledge of plans to make a “major film” about the flamboyant celebrity chef’s life.

In a rather suspect story in the Daily Express this week, it was claimed Welsh actor Rhys Ifans was being lined up to play Floyd in the forthcoming movie.

The paper quoted unnamed producers saying: “Keith’s story is a remarkable one full of highs and lows. He put the modern day celebrity chef on the map and was a real pioneer in terms of making cookery shows such entertainment.

“There’s already strong producer interest and it’s felt Rhys Ifans would capture the essence of Keith perfectly. It’s hoped filming will begin in early 2013.”

But the story looks like it should be taken with several large buckets of salt because no-one has even sounded out Floyd’s former manager Stan Green, who looks after the late celebrity chef’s media and licensing rights.

“Yes I read (the story), we here at the Floyd Estate have no knowledge or have been approached in regard to this item,” he told Chef Sandwich.

Sounds like Ifans - who played comedian Peter Cook to critical acclaim - will be in no rush to polish his cooking and wine-glugging skills.

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